Automated AMD Assistance
Could a new image analysis technique contribute to earlier or more accurate diagnosis of AMD?
Michael Schubert |
What do orbiting satellites and ophthalmic imaging techniques have in common? Both may soon benefit from computerized pattern recognition to improve their accuracy. Researchers from the University of New South Wales applied multispectral, unsupervised pattern recognition – the same method currently used to develop satellite maps – to 184 fundus images to see whether or not the technique might improve their quantification and classification, leading to better diagnosis of diseases like AMD (1).
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